First and foremost, I want to extend my personal apology for what happened at the costume contest. You've all seen my post, so you hopefully understand what was going through my head at the time, but just as the extenuating circumstances of second-degree murder don't change the fact that there's a killer and a corpse, the circumstances of that night don't negate the fact that I was in the wrong and I hurt you. For that, I am deeply sorry.
Second, I would like to apologize that this apology is so late. I should have sent you this months ago, and whether it was cowardice, pride, or the inability to let go of my own anger, the fact is I was wrong to not reach out earlier. For that, I am also sorry.
Third, I would like to apologize for the firestorm my post prompted. To say I had no idea how big my post was going to get is a rather substantial understatement, and it was certainly never my intention to start a Tumblr war. (I don't even have a Tumblr account, so I'm not even sure who originally posted the screenshots of my Facebook post.) It was written as a Facebook post to share with my friends, so when they saw the episode they would understand some of the backstory and why I hadn't really been able to say anything about that night.
I used to write for WoW Insider, and even given their popularity, I never had much readership, but I know from personal experience just how frustrating it is to be attacked on the internet. And I also know that apologizing for spilled milk doesn't put it back in the bottle. It is however the least I can do. I am sorry for the pain and frustration I have caused and prompted over the last few days.
Becky -- I'm glad to hear that your eyes are better. I've had LASIK after frustrations with contacts, so I know how scary it can be to have one's eyes not working right. I hope your move to Maine isn't too painful; my sister and I moved across the country as kids and can testify it's not exactly fun. Best of luck in your new adventures!
Holly and Jessica -- we really appreciate how willing you've been to support us. Obviously, we didn't get off on the right foot together, but your willingness to defend us has really defused any residual anger we had. It's hard, damn hard sometimes, to step back and look at a charged situation from someone else's point of view, and your willingness to do that for us really helped us do that for you. I hope Crabcat can continue to build awesome things!
Chloe -- I want to apologize specifically for the comments made to you during our group hug. When you and Holly and Jessica came down the hall to talk to us, we assumed that it was an attempt to draw us into another fight for the camera. When nothing like that happened, we assumed it was an attempt to film a feel-good reconciliation scene to make for a pat reality TV ending. As no polite, camera-friendly way to say "Please stop talking to us so we can go home" came to mind through our tired, hungry, adrenaline-soaked brains, my sister suggested a group hug so we could have an excuse to end the conversation, and to have cover from the camera to make it clear that the conversation was over. We were wrong to assume that you were only talking to us for the camera's benefit and our response to your olive branch was rude. We are sorry, and wish you the best of luck.
Amy Schley, Femme Six
My fellow Doctors want to echo my apology and agree with these sentiments.
Love, Heather AKA Eleven AKA itmightbehere
Tina Noire AKA Femme Four *offers jelly baby*
With my sincerest apologies and admiration for all the work you do, Hillary (Femme Three)
T.A.C. AKA Femme Eight
Love and Gratitude, Meg AKA Femme 5 / YvesAdele
Abby and Future Whovian Cohen (Femme Nine and her fetus)
Laurel (Femme Two)
(More Doctors' thoughts may be forthcoming.)